Beginning with the End in Mind

Beginning with the End in Mind


* All donations are final & we are unable to refund donations once processed by our credit card gateway *


Open to everyone. We accept subsidized (such as CONNECT, LINK) and self-pay clients. We provide services to ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Our facility is open M-F 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. Call and schedule a walkthrough of our facility.

Mission Statement

Every child needs a strong support system in order to be successful. Zion Child Development Center, located in Charleston, WV, strives to build strong relationships between parents, students, caregivers and the community.  We provide a high quality, developmentally appropriate program that focuses on the whole child.  Our educational experiences promote social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.  Zion’s philosophy is to “Begin with the End in Mind”. We strive to view every child as their own person; supporting their individual needs and giving them every chance to become a future vital member of society.

We are a Tier II facility

What does this mean to you? It means that our staff and facility pass rigorous inspections and review above and beyond the basic requirements of the state. It means our staff are highly trained in state approved curriculum. You can trust that your child is being cared for by individuals who want your child to succeed and have the knowledge and ability to help them meet their goals.

"Shaping Our Tomorrows"


We offer a variety of enriching programs at Zion Child Development center. Our goal is not just to care for your children, but also provide them with the tools to help them grow. You can learn more about these and many other programs by following the links below.

Creative Curriculum

Our Creative Curriculum solutions are used by early childhood educators nationwide to promote active learning and progress in all developmental areas.

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Second Step

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is promoted in Second Step where we work with families to focus on the emotional growth and safety of today’s children.

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KEYS 4 HealthyKids

Helps reduce & prevent childhood obesity by improving access to healthy food & physical activity through collaborative evidence-based programs.

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"Learn More About What Makes Us Different"

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Throughout the summer months, Zion Child Development Center, in conjunction with KEYS 4 HealthyKids, will be holding Farmer's Markets at our facility. Families can come shop with their children and buy locally grown, fresh vegetables. The kids receive "kid bucks" allowing them to pick out and purchase their own produce. Please call the Center for specific dates and times. We look forward to seeing you there!

No Kid Hungry

Due to the generosity of No Kid Hungry, we are offering Grab and Go Meals to all Enrolled Families for a limited time. These meals will be free to our families and are nutritiously balanced. In order to sign up for each delivery date, you must call our office and let us know you will be picking up meals on the distribution date. For more information, please see our receptionists or call the office number.

Parents will call the main number by Friday at 1:00 PM to reserve lunch and snacks for Monday and Tuesday.

Pick up will be Monday between 12:00-1:00.

Parents will need to call the main number by Tuesday at 1:00 PM for lunches and snacks to cover Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Pick up will be on Wednesday 12:00-1:00.


It is important to us that every child receives the care they need and deserve. In keeping with this tradition, we have partnered with several non-profits and we also accept subsidized care. Click the links below or contact us today to learn more.


We would love to speak with you in more detail about our passion for nurturing the growth of children. Please reach out today using any of these methods.

* All donations are final & we are unable to refund donations once processed by our credit card gateway *

Zion Child Development Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ZCDC does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.